Pakistan's Ruling Party Apologizes After Accidentally Holding Facebook Live Press Conference With Cat Filter Turned On
Pakistan's ruling party has blamed “human error" after a government official was shown with cartoon cat ears and whiskers during a press conference broadcast live on Facebook. And, it's pretty funny.
The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party (PTI) said the “cat filter" was switched on mistakenly by a "hard-working volunteer" just as Shoukat Yousafzai, information minister for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was filmed speaking to journalists.
The PTI said the filter was removed within a few minutes, adding that “all necessary actions have been taken to avoid such an incident in future."
However, it remained online long enough for numerous social media users to notice the bizarre mistake.
Pakistan's ruling party shared a government live on Facebook, but accidentally added a cat filter onto it. This wa… https://t.co/mhr6w0Gxnh— Firas El Echi (@Firas El Echi) 1560720132.0
According to KP government’s social media team we now have a cat in the cabinet #Filter https://t.co/LNl7zwOfLU— Mansoor Ali Khan (@Mansoor Ali Khan) 1560523287.0
“According to KP government's social media team we now have a cat in the cabinet #filter," Journalist Mansoor Ali Khan wrote.
“I propose all parliamentary proceedings around the world to be recorded with cat filters. Please start with the British Parliament!" Twitter user @RuralHuman responded.
I propose all parliamentary proceedings around the world to be recorded with Cat Filters. Please start with the Bri… https://t.co/djuAkr8qNh— अजय/RuralHuman (@अजय/RuralHuman) 1560604102.0
The mistake definitely made the proceedings more interesting. Maybe they should reward the volunteer for helping spread the information virally.